ORLANDO FLORIDA — I had the wonderful opportunity to document (photojournalism) the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in beautiful Christmas, Florida. The SCA is made up of college students who volunteer their spring breaks to protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states. In our case, I photographed them knee deep in mud, building a trail in the Charles H. Bronson State Forest. These college students worked from sunrise to sunset through rugged conditions, mosquitoes, ticks and humidity that could steam up a lens fairly quick.
I made the mistake of stepping into a bog, going knee deep in mud and dropping (more like drowning) one of my cameras. Fortunately my Nikon was built well and I was able to continue shooting with it.